Cleaning glue from head guard tape ?

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  1. kalic

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    Is there any solution ?
    I don't use protection tape, but I got some frames with this tape, and there is always glue when I remove it.
     
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  2. Muppet

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    Try silicone spray.
     
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  3. struggle

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    alcohol...........
     
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  4. MarrratSafin

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    Oil followed by alcohol, always work.
     
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  5. MAXXply

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    Citrus-based cleaning aids, like the ones typically marketed as Goo-Remover etc work great.
     
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  6. kalic

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    I tried both silicone spray and alcohol, but it didn't work for me :(
    It's still tacky.
    But thanks anyway.
     
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  7. struggle

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    then try some goof off. or whatever its called these days.

    after some decent play, the goop will be on the court anyhow.
     
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  8. esgee48

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    I always use mineral spirits or paint thinner. It dissolves the gummy residue and can then be wiped off. It may take several attempts, but the stuff does come off. Don't soak the paint as it will also remove the frame's varnish.
     
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  9. Tamiya

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    Paint thinner will kill the paint & composite resin.

    I use isopropyl alcohol and sometimes WD40 on dried glue.
    Works ok on the Wilson black tape but dunno about others.
     
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  10. Bobs tennis

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    WD 40 always works for me or GOOF Off
     
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  11. pingu

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    I use adhesive remover and it works all the time. No damage to the gloss or paint.
     
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  12. Nostradamus

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    why not just leave it ?? when you scratch the headguard on the follow thru, it will just come off on the cement
     
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  13. bugeyed

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    Try naphtha. Lighter fluid. It won't effect the paint or finish & evaporates quickly.
    BTW naphtha is used to clean guitar finishes if needed.

    Cheers,
    kev
     
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  14. S&V Specialist

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    Goo-gone. Quick, easy, and simple.
     
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